French: Conure à front rouge German: Elfenbeinsittich Spanish: Aratinga frentinaranja
Other common names:
north-western Costa Rica
Subspecies and Distribution
E. c. clarae
(R. T. Moore, 1937) – W Mexico from Sinaloa and W Durango to C Michoacán.
E. c. eburnirostrum
(Lesson, 1842) – SW Mexico from E Michoacán to Oaxaca.
E. c. canicularis
(Linnaeus, 1758) – Pacific coast and foothills from S Mexico (Chiapas) to Honduras and NW Costa Rica.
23–25 cm; 68–80 g. Forehead to lores orange-peach; mid-crown dull blue; bare orbital ring yellow; hindcrown, nape, back and wings dull green; throat and breast... read more
Flight calls range from high-pitched shrill “creeh creeh” to lower-pitched harsh grating screeches... read more
Forest edge, deciduous woodland, Pacific swamp forest, savannas and arid thorn scrub, adapting well... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, e.g. Ficus, Bursera, Brosimum; flowers, e.g. Gliricidia, Combretum; and seeds, e.g.... read more
Jan–May in Mexico and El Salvador; dry season in Costa Rica. Nest in cavity in arboreal termitarium of Nasutitermes nigriceps... read more
Forms larger flocks and shows nomadism outside breeding season, wandering to much higher elevations.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. With Amazona albifrons the most numerous parrot on Pacific slope of Middle America. Apparently little affected by habitat... read more
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